Motionbox: a very peculiar video browser ...

motion box

In addition to conventional web browsers, there is also another type of very interesting software that you should know if you are a consumer of audiovisual content. This is the program known as Motionbox, a video browser With which you can end your problems when you want to find videos on platforms such as YouTube, among others.

Motionbox is open source, free and is available for Linux. You can find it in the software stores of your favorite distro, or install it on your own by downloading it from the official website From this project.

MotionBox is a browser that allows you to navigate within a content catalog of the main video streaming services, such as YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, etc. It can also act as a multimedia player, displaying the content of these services, as well as a manager to be able to manage the content as if it were local files.

With MotionBox you can also search for your favorite content on the aforementioned services or choose which service to search. Once you locate the content that interests you, you can play it, open it in a small window, add it to a playlist (using videos even from several different sources and having them played back-to-back or in the order you choose), etc. That is, like what you do with local media players, but with online videos ...

In addition, the interface of this program is simple and straightforward, reminiscent of many conventional players. All the available options are well organized, offering a good user experience.

To find out more details About MotionBox, here is a list of other highlights:

  • In-app ad-free video browser.
  • Easy to navigate and manage videos from different platforms.
  • Option to display related videos while a video is playing.
  • Multiple service playlist manager.
  • Ability to close all tabs at once.
  • Support for the main services: YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, ...
  • Minimalist interface.
  • Integrated player.

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  1.   enso said

    Thanks, I didn't know it, I find it very useful, not for the internet but for the local video collection, I only connect to streaming sites through a browser protected by tools like uMatrix, Ghostery and the like, but for local videos it goes fine, fine, at least in openSUSE.